Srinagar: A fierce gunfight broke out underway between militants and government forces in Manihal area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.
GNS reported that a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Manihal area of Shopian district. As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off an encounter.
A senior police officer confirmed it to GNS that exchange of firing between militants and government forces is underway.
As per the sources two to three militants are believed to be trapped.
It’s pertinent to mention that a long gunfight ensued in Rawalpora area of Shopian last week. In the gunfight, Top JeM commander, Wilayat Lone alias Sajad Afghani, was killed along with his associate. (GNS)